History (Ecclesiastical) Submitted Names

These names are used primarily to refer to historical saints and other ecclesiastical figures. They are not commonly used by other people.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ADON m History (Ecclesiastical)
French form of ADO. Adon de Vienne (known as ADO of Vienne in English) was archbishop of Vienne in Lotharingia from 850 until his death and is venerated as a saint.
AFRELIA f History (Ecclesiastical)
Afrelia was a late 6th century saint, and princess of Powys. It has been suggested that she may be identical to the little-known Saint ARILDA of Gloucester.
ARILDA f History (Ecclesiastical)
Saint Arilda was an obscure female saint from Oldbury-on-Severn in the English county of Gloucestershire who probably lived in the 5th- or 6th-century. She may have been of either Anglo-Saxon or Welsh origin.
ASTERIA f Greek Mythology, History (Ecclesiastical), Italian, German (Bessarabian)
Feminine form of Greek ASTERIOS and Italian ASTERIO. In Greek Mythology, the daughter of Titans PHOEBE and COEUS bore this name... [more]
CARANTOC m Medieval English, History (Ecclesiastical)
Anglicized form of CARANNOG. Saint Carantok was a 6th-century abbot, confessor, and saint in Wales and the West Country.
CHRISCHONA f Medieval German (Rare), History (Ecclesiastical)
Alemannic variant of CHRISTIANA recorded in medieval German-speaking Switzerland. This name was occasionally used in honor of Saint Chrischona, particularly in the Swiss city of Basel.... [more]
CUBY m History (Ecclesiastical)
Cornish form of CYBI. Saint Cuby was a 6th-century Cornish bishop, saint and, briefly, king, who worked largely in North Wales.
ELIDIUS m History (Ecclesiastical)
This name is best known for being one of the names that the 8th-century Cornish hermit saint LIDE (also known as Elid, Elida, Elide, Lyda and Lyde) was known by... [more]
IA f History (Ecclesiastical)
Of unknown origin and meaning. Saint Ia was a 5th-century Cornish virgin martyr, an Irish princess, according to popular tradition, who travelled to Cornwall as a missionary and was martyred on the River Hayle under TUDUR Mawr, ruler of Penwith... [more]
KÜMMERNIS f History (Ecclesiastical)
Alternate German name of St. WILGEFORTIS. The German word Kümmernis means "grievance, grief".
LANDELIN m History (Ecclesiastical), German (Archaic), Banat Swabian
Variant of LANDOLIN. Saint Landelin (c.625-686, Belgium) was a former brigand who underwent a Christian conversion. As a result of this, in about 650 he founded a monastery at Lobbes in Hainaut - Lobbes Abbey - in order to make amends to the area which he had formerly injured.
LOUBETTE f French (Rare), History (Ecclesiastical)
Possibly a form of LIOBA. This was the name of a French saint whose cult is limited to the region of Poitou.
MADRON m History (Ecclesiastical)
Saint Madron was a Pre-Congregational Saint, monk and hermit who was was born in Cornwall and a disciple of Saint CIARÁN of Saigir. Both the village of Madron and St Maddern's Church in Cornwall are named for him... [more]
MAGINUS m History (Ecclesiastical)
Saint Maginus was a Catalan hermit in the late third and early fourth centuries in Tarragona. Upon the arrival of the Roman prefect Dacian to Tarragona, persecuting Christians under the edict of Emperor Maximian, Maginus tried to convert them to the faith and was imprisoned... [more]
MARTYRIOS m History (Ecclesiastical)
Means "martyr" in Greek.
MAWGAN m History (Ecclesiastical)
This name was borne by an obscure Breton and Cornish saint who flourished in the 5th or 6th century.
ONTKOMMER f History (Ecclesiastical)
Alternate Dutch name of Saint WILGEFORT.
PIGMENIUS m History (Ecclesiastical)
This name is best known for being the name of the 4th-century saint Pigmenius of Rome, who was martyred during the reign of the Roman emperor JULIAN the Apostate (died in 363 AD)... [more]
SEDRIDA f History (Ecclesiastical)
Catalan and Spanish form of SÆÞRYÐ.
SIDWELL f History (Ecclesiastical)
Anglicized form of Sadfyl. Saint Sidwell was a virgin saint from the English county of Devon. The Catalogus Sanctorum Pausantium in Anglia describes her as a native of Exeter who was beheaded by reapers, who were incited so to do by her stepmother... [more]
SUITBERT m History (Ecclesiastical), German (Rare)
German form of Suitbertus, which is the latinized form of the Anglo-Saxon given name SWITHBERHT. Also see the related name SWINDEBERT.
TEDHA f History (Ecclesiastical), Medieval Cornish
Cornish form of Tedda. This name was borne by a 5th-century virgin and saint in Wales and Cornwall. Early Latin records, however, mention the saint by the name Tecla (itself a form of the name THECLA borne by the first female martyr in Christianity) and consider her a companion of BREACA, while in Cornish sources, she was listed among the daughters of BRYCHAN, king of Brycheiniog in Wales... [more]
TENEU f History (Ecclesiastical)
Teneu is a legendary Christian saint who was venerated in medieval Glasgow, Scotland. Traditionally she was a sixth-century Brittonic princess of the ancient kingdom of Gododdin and the mother of Saint KENTIGERN, apostle to the Britons of Strathclyde and founder of the city of Glasgow... [more]
TETHA f History (Ecclesiastical)
Anglicized form of TEDHA.
THANEA f History (Ecclesiastical, Anglicized), Literature
Anglicized form of TENEU via the Latinization Theneva. Thanea is the subject of Nigel Tranter's historical novel 'Druid Sacrifice' (1993).
THANEY f History (Ecclesiastical, Anglicized)
Early Anglicization of TENEU. This was the form used in the hagiography of her son, Saint KENTIGERN.
THEONIA f Various, History (Ecclesiastical)
Feminine form of THEON. It was occasionally used as an Anglicization of the name of Saint TENEU.
TIGRIS f History (Ecclesiastical), Judeo-Christian Legend, Literature
Saint Tigris of Britain is traditionally recorded as a sister of Saint Patrick. ... [more]
ULPHIA f History (Ecclesiastical)
Saint Ulphia of Amiens was said to be a young girl living on the banks of the Noye who became a hermit at what would become Saint-Acheul, near Amiens in the Kingdom of the Franks, under the spiritual direction of Saint DOMITIUS... [more]
UNCUMBER f History (Ecclesiastical)
Alternate English name of St. WILGEFORTIS.
WALSTAN m History (Ecclesiastical)
Saint Walstan (died 1016) was born either in Bawburgh in Norfolk, or Blythburgh in Suffolk, and because of a life dedicated to farming and the care of farm animals, is the patron saint of farms, farmers, farmhands, ranchers and husbandry men.
WILGEFORTIS f Medieval, History (Ecclesiastical)
This name is best known for being the name of a late medieval saint, who was discovered to be fictional in the late 16th century but continued to be venerated in some places until 1969, when the Church finally removed her from the liturgical calendar and supressed her cult... [more]
WINTHIR m History (Ecclesiastical)
Blessed Winthir was probably a traveling preacher who Christianized the Upper Bavarian region west of the river Isar in the 8th or 12th century. He is venerated in the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising, Germany... [more]
WINWALOE m Medieval Cornish, History (Ecclesiastical)
Cornish form of GUÉNOLÉ. Saint Winwaloe is a famous bearer.
ZOILUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized), History (Ecclesiastical)
Latinized form of ZOILOS. This was the name of a Greek Cynic philosopher (4th century BC) who was notorious for unfairly harsh criticism. Other famous bearers include an Indo-Greek king (2nd century BC) and a saint martyred in Córdoba (Spain) during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian.